September 2021

News of the Women's Caucus for Art New Hampshire Chapter
Rude Shoes by Donna Catanzaro, Lifespan by Marcia Santore, Kick Butt and Go by Linda Greenwood

Come to the opening of KICK START!
Saturday, September 11, 1 - 3 pm
Twiggs Gallery, Boscawen
(keep reading for more details)

This is a tease of the great art you will see. We are back with a Kick!

Dear Artists

Our fall meeting is coming up soon, September 18, 1-3pm, live, at Twiggs Gallery in Boscawen! We hope you can make it, but if you can’t we are planning to present it through Zoom. We are also planning to record it and post it later on YouTube.
One good thing about the pandemic is that we have all become more accustomed to using online technologies, and meeting online has enabled members throughout the state to attend. It has certainly broadened our community - WCANH now has 105 members! I attribute that high number to our Zoom Fall and Spring meetings, our Pods that continued to meet through Zoom, and our Board and Exhibition Committee Zoom meetings. I know I sound like an ad for Zoom, but the application has really helped our organization continue to grow and prosper.
I would also like to give a big round of applause to our Exhibition Committee who continue to offer exhibitions throughout the pandemic in a COVID safe manner, and presenting some of the exhibits online for those that were unable to make it in person. They persevere and adapt to new rules and guidelines in order to continue to offer our members exhibition opportunities.

The Fall Meeting marks the beginning of our next year. We have found three new members willing to join the Board this Fall for our upcoming year! Valerie Long has agreed to Co-President with me, Martha Stevermer will be taking over the Treasurer position, and Danielle Festa is joining us as a Member at Large. We have room for more Board members - we could use a Social Media person, and we are always looking for Members at Large to input new ideas and help us evolve and grow. And the Exhibition Committee is always looking for new members too! Email for more information.

Hope to see you soon, either at the Opening for Kick-Start! on Sept 11 or the Fall meeting on Sept 18.
-Donna Catanzaro
WCANH Chapter President

WCANH Field Trip

Capital Arts Fest
Saturday Sept. 25 (rain date Sunday Sept 26)
Meet outside under the Red River Theater sign 11 South Main Street at 11:30am

This is another way to get to know each other and have fun together.
Hope to see you there!

Elizabeth D'Amico has installed a variety of work from hand pulled prints - linocuts, collagraphs, solar etchings, and monotypes – to watercolors and mixed media collages at Blue Loon Bakery just off Main Street in New London at 12 Lovering Lane. Work is displayed throughout the inside eating/sitting areas and was selected with a bakery theme in mind. Bakery hours are 8am - 2pm daily, but closed Mondays and Tuesdays. (photos from Blue Loon’s website).A reception is planned for Friday, September 3rd and the exhibition runs through October - Part of Center for the Arts – Lake Sunapee Region Micro Galleries.




September 8 at 8 pm EST
Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs
By Sally Mann
Host: Allicette Torres, International Caucus Chair and WCA Director
Co-Host: Annette Coleman, Colorado Chapter

In this groundbreaking book, a unique interplay of narrative and image, Mann's preoccupation with family, race, mortality, and the storied landscape of the American South are revealed as almost genetically predetermined, written into her DNA by the family history that precedes her.

“New Hampshire Now: A Photographic Diary of the Granite State,” is a nearly three-year project which highlights daily life in the state.  It includes the work of 46 photographers, resulting in a book and eight simultaneous exhibits, which will open in each region on October 1, 2021. 
Belknap Mill Society, Laconia
Davidow Center for Art & Design, Colby-Sawyer College, New London
Historical Society of Cheshire County, Keene
Millyard Museum, Manchester Historic Association, Manchester
Museum of the White Mountains, Plymouth State University, Plymouth (Opening Reception: Friday, October 1, 5-7pm)
New Hampshire Historical Society, Concord
Portsmouth Historical Society, Portsmouth
Tillotson Center, Colebrook

More information here:

Museum of the White Mountains at Plymouth State University

"From Isolation to Community"

Silver Center for the Arts
October 16 to February 18
Opening October 16, 5 - 7pm
Co-curators Suzan Gannet and Maundy Mitchell
The Color of Hope by Brenda Wilbert

Watercolor by Eva Kjellberg

Cyanotype by Amy Wilson.

See this and others at her exhibit at New Hampton's Galletly Gallery. Mask needed!
See more info in this ArtGenda in her announcement.
Annual Fall Meeting in Person!
Saturday September 18, 1-3pm
Twiggs Gallery, Boscawen NH
During our Kick-Start! Exhibit
Joan Hanley will give a talk on Selling art and creating a financially sustainable art practice
Kick Start! Artist Talk
See your friends, make new ones and network
All are invited, bring a friend it’s free!
We will also provide this even through Zoom for those that can’t make it in person.


September 11
1 - 3 pm

A WCA/NH Members Open Exhibit

Sept 11 - Oct 31

Twiggs Gallery

254 King Street,
Boscawen NH 03303
Questions? Contact Exhibition Coordinator Linda Greenwood,; 617.899.3802 cell

From the Exhibitions Committee:

Exhibitions Committee is planning a winter show, “The Colors of Winter.” There is more than “white” and “grey” around us in the cold months. Keep posted for details and call to art.

Linda Greenwood

The Tray
by Linda Greenwood.
I have an art show at The Bagel Mill Café in Peterborough through to September 30th called “Dump Art.” I collect found objects at our local landfill and mount them on a canvas incorporating my photograph. “The Tray” is an example.
Amy Wilson
Light on Water
September 1 - October 11,
Artists Reception Sept 24, 5:30 - 7
Galletly Gallery
New Hampton School

 *the gallery is open to the public, but everyone must wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status. 
Cards by, left to right, Wendy Ayotte, Ann Saunderson, Alice Sharie-Revelski, Pam Smith and Margaret Femia

Artist Trading Card’s for 2021
If you are unfamiliar with Artist Trading Cards, they are little pieces of art that we trade, much like kids used to trade baseball cards back in the day. 

We ask that each participating artist make six cards, based on a set of themes every other month, and mail them to me. I will then assemble a random collection of cards for each participant, and one set for the archives. Your surprise collection of ATC’s will arrive in the mail a week or two after the deadline! I challenge you to give it a try, especially if you never have made ATC’s before – it might provide a creative spark you weren’t expecting

If you are making an ATC, there is really only one guideline. They measure 2 ½” x 3 ½”. After that, it’s all up to you! ATC’s can be made of any material your creative mind can think of. Many people cut watercolor paper to size and base their work on that, but we have ATC’s in our archives made entirely of fiber, glass and acetate, to name a few. Be creative! Polymer clay, metal, wood, quilting - what is your specialty? ATC’s can be dimensional or flat, painted or collaged, have moving pieces, tags, embellishments or anything you can dream up. Bring your skill set to the practice and see what happens.

In our swap, we use three themes – or jumping off points – to inspire our cards. You can use just one of the suggestions, combine two, or incorporate all three in your ATC. They are only meant as a starting point, and you should bring your own perspective, talents and voice each time you make your cards. 

Create a set of six (or seven, if you want to keep one of your own) to make it easy, fun, and cohesive.

Please include the following information on the back of your ATC(or include it with each card in some other way): Your name, the date, and the theme(s) you chose. You may also want to include your website, e-mail, or other contact information. 

Send your SIX cards with a self-addressed, stamped envelope (VERY important, if you want to receive cards back!!) and get them to me around the 1st of the month. If you have any questions about the program, please e-mail me at

The themes for the remainder of 2021:
Swap 3: Autumn colors, leaf rubbings & crayons due October 1
Swap 4: White, geometric shapes & glitter, due December 1
Mail your six ATC’s and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Wendy Ayotte, 76 Christmas Tree Lane, Milford, NH 03055.

Every month surprises me when I see the cards other artists come up with. We all start with the same inspiration, but end up with completely different products! Look for photos in future newsletters,
Interesting Shorts
I was very moved by this short video clip: 2 1/2 minutes

~Darlene Nadeau

 Girls at Work is a nonprofit group in Manchester that works at empowering girls with woodworking and building. They are having their first ever Women's Artisan Fair this Oct 15th and 16th and are looking for women artists to submit works for consideration. They want handmade fashions, home goods, paintings, and visual arts. There is an online form at or call (603) 345-0392 for more information.  
~ Sue Cannella

 I'm not sure where I came across this story, but it's really fascinating about a man in France who fills in cracked and broken sidewalks with stunning mosaics. 
~ Sue Cannella

From the PODS

Want to learn more about PODS? Heather Lord explained all in Pulse 
If you missed her article, Click Here

The Lakes Region Group  
The Lakes Region Group  Monthly meeting will be on September 11 at 10am-12 in person.  The meeting will be at a members home so please contact Anne McMillan for the details. We welcome WCA members and non-members to attend our meeting and we do enjoy a good show and tell!  If you would like to join or know of someone who might be interested please contact Anne McMilllian for more information. 
Our October meeting is currently scheduled for October 2nd with more information to follow next month.
at for more information. 

Artist's Meeting Point (AMP)
AMP, the just north of Concord Pod, will be meeting at 10 a.m. on September 13. We'll be sharing our art work and ideas. We will meet in person at TWIGGS Gallery. Bring a lawn chair and your work to show!! Also if you want to stay for lunch (12-1), bring that as well for our outside chitchat and in person catch up. We will have a Zoom component……on this part we will try our best!! This all happens at TWIGGS Gallery in Boscawen, exit 17 off of I93. Questions? Email

Monadnock Pod (ModPod)
Monadnock Pod is planning to meet for an outdoor supper gathering at 5:30 pm on Thursday, September 9th, at the home of Susan Wadsworth in Rindge.
Contact: Linda Greenwood (617)899-3802

Plymouth Pod
Plymouth POD will meet IN PERSON Sunday, September 19 at 3:30, downstairs at Artistic Roots, Main Street, Plymouth.
All artists welcome. You do not have to be a WCANH member.
If you would like to be included by FT or Zoom, please email Paulette
We plan to go back to once a month, at lease this summer.

This state wide POD meets the first Tuesday of each month. The next meeting
will be September 7 and then October 5 at 6:30. Everyone invited! Email info@wcanh.orgfor codes

From Your Editor
Like to see your art here? Want more art friends at your exhibitions? Find something fun or informative to share?

Contributions to the newsletter will be due by the fifth of each month.
Please put "ArtGenda" in the subject line so I am sure to see it. Please send photos. If you include people, I like to print their names. While I send prompts, you don't need to wait for them
See you next month!
Paulette Brace,

Edith Weiler 

This grant is for WCA/NH members who wish to expand their expertise in the visual Arts through workshops, seminars, or classes

For more information, to apply or to donate


Members Businesses

These are businesses owned by WCA/NH members. It only makes sense that we support each other every way we can. Please email me ( if you would like your business listed. Please put ArtGenda in the subject line so I am sure to see it.

Artist Services
Open for online workshops and one person in-studio workshops in Printing without a Press, Encaustic Mixed Media, and more. Check for details.
owner: Debra Claffey
Studio for Fine Art
22A Berkely St.
Nashua NH 03064
Art Instruction by Arrangement
specializing in drawing, watercolor & etching 
owner: Loretta CR Hubley

Maundy Mitchell Photography
Portrait Photography
Main Street
Plymouth, NH 03264
owner: Maundy Mitchell

Meredith Frame Shop
73 Main Street, Meredith, NH
owner: Davida Cook

Twiggs Gallery
254 King Street
Boscawen, NH 03303
owner: Adele Sanborn
Gallery now open!

PR Tarbell Fine Art 
236 Hopkinton Road
Concord NH
Gallery Open December 14 - 15
10 am - 4 pm, otherwise by appointment
603-496-2014 or

MacDonald Fine Art 
43 Gilford East Dr.
Gilford, NH
(603) 527-8255

Open to all Members, please join us!
Board Meeting
Third Thursday,
August 19, 2021
3:30 pm
On Zoom
To be included, email Donna Catanzaro (
Exhibition Meeting
Second Thursday
August 12, 2021
10 am
On Zoom
To be included, email Linda Greenwood

 The mission of the Women's Caucus for Art is to create community through 
art, education, and social activism.